The basic function of any joint is to allow for movement. When joints swell, it’s because fluid has accumulated in the joint. Bleeding in the joints usually follows some form of trauma and micro-trauma can occur due to repeated action of a joint, most frequently the wrist, fingers or elbow. Because joints contain many pain […]

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Genetics do, to a certain degree, play a role in the ageing process, but it is ultimately sensible lifestyle habits that protect the prostate gland and lend vitality and verve to a man’s passing years.   We can truly alter our ageing process by the way we live. Whether we can ultimately alter our longevity […]

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Q.: Can excess fruit acids affect your joints? I eat lots of tomatoes and am getting pains in my hands and knees – could they be the cause? Oliver DR SANDI NYE REPLIES: Thanks for an interesting question. The short answer is yes. Excess fruit, and other dietary-source acids, are capable of affecting the joints. […]

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Q.: I have an 8-year-old son who battles to concentrate and focus in class. He can’t keep still, and fidgets a lot. I’ve been told he must go on medication, but I’d prefer the herbal way. Please help, I’m desperate! Thato DR SANDI NYE RELIES: It must be very challenging for both you and your […]

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We are all familiar with the term ‘probiotics’ – those ‘good’ bacteria that keep the bad bacteria in our gut at bay. Now there is a new buzzword doing the health rounds – ‘prebiotics’. Prebiotics are fast gaining interest and respect as a broadening field of research reveals how they have always played a crucial […]

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